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Integrator Designs, Builds His Own Replacement Cable TV Set-Top Box

FCC’s ‘Unlock the Box’ initiative enables CE pro to create 4K-capable cable set-top box replacement with DVR integration, Apple TV compatibility…

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Integrator Designs, Builds His Own Replacement Cable TV Set-Top Box

FCC’s ‘Unlock the Box’ initiative enables CE pro to create 4K-capable cable set-top box replacement with DVR…

Integrator Designs, Builds His Own Replacement Cable TV Set-Top Box

Integrator Designs, Builds His Own Replacement Cable TV Set-Top Box

July 27, 2016 FCC’s ‘Unlock the Box’ initiative enables CE pro to create 4K-capable cable set-top box replacement with DVR integration, Apple TV compatibility and access to OTT and locally shared file content.

Smart HVAC Pioneer Ecovent Targets Custom Installation Channel

Smart HVAC Pioneer Ecovent Targets Custom Installation Channel

July 20, 2016 Ecovent sees world with no thermostats at all, instead supplanted by smart HVAC registers sold via custom integrators.


Sonos Opens First Retail Store: Upscale Shop in SoHo with 7 Soundproof Listening Rooms

July 15, 2016 Sonos begins selling smart speakers at its first retail shop in New York City, offering customers a listening experience they can't get anywhere else.

Hands on: Dish’s New Hopper Remote with Gesture & Voice Control is Good Step in the Right Direction

Hands on: Dish’s New Hopper Remote with Gesture & Voice Control is Good Step in the Right Direction

July 14, 2016 New Hopper Voice Remote from Dish recognizes voice commands most of the time if you speak deliberately and close to the mic, but the button layout is flawed and Dish's response to commands can be unhelpful. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

How to Get Outdoor A/V Projects: Just Ask!

How to Get Outdoor A/V Projects: Just Ask!

July 12, 2016 75% of the outdoor installations done by Complete AV in Bedford, N.H., are extensions of audio and video zones from interior systems. The company is in the midst of a $100K outdoor project featuring six SunBriteTVs and equipment from Vivitek, Draper, Triad, McIntosh and Just Add Power.

Inside Comcast: CXI Team Displays Customer Service, Engineering ‘Wizardry’

Inside Comcast: CXI Team Displays Customer Service, Engineering ‘Wizardry’

July 12, 2016 Among the technology being used by Comcast to assist integrators is software aptly named Einstein and X-ray that allows technicians to peer into a client's MoCA network to components, transmission rates, Wi-Fi, number of STBs, HDCP encryption and more.

Cable Porn: Installers Share 24 Horrifying Wiring Messes

Cable Porn: Installers Share 24 Horrifying Wiring Messes

July 08, 2016 Yikes! Check out these before and after wiring and cabling jobs shared by CE pros around the country.

Are Motorhomes and RVs an Untapped Market for Home Automation?

Are Motorhomes and RVs an Untapped Market for Home Automation?

July 07, 2016 Can you apply the same products and services to a home on wheels? Control4 automation and high-tech gear turns this RV into an ultimate tailgating machine.

Another Record Breaking Summer Show for PAA

Another Record Breaking Summer Show for PAA

July 06, 2016 Distributor Professional Audio Associates (PAA) held its annual vendor show with brands like TiVo and United Leather highlighting along with stalwarts LG, URC, Origin Acoustics, SpeakerCraft and others.

How Southampton Integrator Adapts to Wealthly Clientele’s Weekend Arrivals

How Southampton Integrator Adapts to Wealthly Clientele’s Weekend Arrivals

July 06, 2016 Southampton, N.Y.-based Mancaves adheres to clients' service demands by leaving no trace the integrator was there during the week, no matter how long a project must take.

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